The four day 2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Curling National Championships kicked off in Leduc on Saturday afternoon and the RDC Queens recorded a victory on the first day of competition.
At 1:00 p.m., the RDC Queens dropped an 8-5 decision to the Niagara Knights but picked up a win later in the evening. In the second draw at 9:00 p.m., the RDC Queens and Camosun Chargers were tied 3-3 after 5 ends but RDC counted 3 in the sixth end to pull ahead 6-3. The Queens outscored the Chargers 5-4 the remainder of the way and picked up an 11-7 victory to even their record 1-1.
In a close opening draw, the Sault Cougars edged the RDC Kings 5-4 then the Concordia Thunder downed the Kings 8-5 in the evening.
All-Conference selection Andrew Jones and the Kings will look to rebound with a win on Sunday
The CCAA championships is part of four 2018 Canadian curling championships, collectively named Curl4Canada. The U SPORTS-Curling Canada University Championships, Canadian Wheelchair Championship and Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship are also being played in Leduc.
Sunday, the RDC Kings will compete against the NAIT Ooks (1-1) and the Red Deer College Queens will face the Holland Hurricanes (1-1) at 9:00 a.m.
|2018 CCAA Women's Curling Championship||Games||Wins||Losses|
|4||Red Deer Queens||2||1||1|
|2018 CCAA Men's Curling Championship||Games||Wins||Losses|
|7||Red Deer Kings||2||0||2|